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Teeth Grinding May Be a Sign of Bullying Problems


July 17, 2017
by BBC News Health

An oral health charity said parents and schools should be aware of the problem, which can also affect adults who are stressed and anxious.

Teeth-grinding can lead to headaches, worn-down teeth and disrupted sleep – and it appears to be on the rise, experts say.

The sound of grinding has been compared to the noise from a circular saw.

A study published in the Journal of Oral Rehabilitation found that 13 to 15-year-olds who experienced verbal bullying at school were nearly four times as likely to suffer from teeth-grinding at night, or sleep bruxism, than other teenagers.

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